Yosemite workers’ blood examined for hantavirus clues
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A view of the locked tents in the Curry canada goose factory sale Village section of Yosemite Canada Goose Coats On Sale National Park in California September 8, 2012. California researchers and public health officials have launched what they describe as a groundbreaking series of studies of a rare mouse borne virus that has infected at least nine Yosemite National Park visitors, killing three of them, since June. All but one of the Yosemite visitors who contracted the disease over the summer are believed to have been exposed in Yosemite’s Curry Village area while staying in double walled tent cabins later found to have been infested by deer mice. Picture taken September 8. REUTERS/Gordon Bussard
This week screening, which involved 96 workers, is the latest effort by canada goose outlet officials to uncover clues about the rare, mouse borne lung disease that has infected at least nine canada goose uk shop park visitors and killed three since June.
is cheap canada goose uk a unique opportunity cheap Canada Goose to learn more about potential exposure to hantavirus from buy canada goose jacket the people who canada goose coats on sale lived and worked in close proximity to this cluster of cases, park spokesman John Quinley said Thursday.
One canada goose clearance sale aim is to help researchers design a study of the California park more than 2,500 workers in a search for clues about how the virus infects people and how to prevent it.
Among the lingering questions over the outbreak is why hantavirus infected park visitors while sparing employees.
All but one of the nine infected visitors stayed in Curry Village in double walled, insulated tent cabins later Canada Goose Online found to be infested with deer mice. The tiny, white bellied mice carry the airborne virus in their droppings, urine and saliva.
The park closed the infested tent cabins at the end of August, after learning of two of the hantavirus deaths.
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This week screening will examine park workers blood for antibodies signaling exposure to the hantavirus. Employees also answered questions about where canada goose clearance they live, their contact with mice, their job duties and their hantavirus training, Quinley said.
had a lot of employees go through hantavirus training, he said. interested in knowing if the training works.
The voluntary study is part canada goose black friday sale of a broader scientific effort that will canada goose store include the first whole genome sequencing for uk canada goose the hantavirus strain that struck Yosemite over the summer. It marked the biggest cluster of cases since the disease was first identified in the United States in 1993.
At that time, when hantavirus pulmonary syndrome infected healthy young adults in the Four Corners region of Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico, Navajo elders linked the outbreak to an abundance of pine nuts and an explosion of mice coming out for the feast.
Since then, Canada Goose Jackets more than 600 Americans have been diagnosed with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. The incurable disease uk canada goose outlet kills more than a third of those infected.
To date, humans have never been known to Canada Goose online transmit the virus. People can inhale the Canada Goose Parka hantavirus when mice droppings mix with dust, especially in confined, poorly ventilated spaces.